SEA DOG - ORIGIN
Sunday May 26th, 2013
SEA DOG – ORIGIN
During the time of Elizabeth I of England the name Sea Dogs was allotted to various buccaneers and adventurers. They were active during the mid 16th century to the early 17th century and were also involved in slave trading.
Captain John Hawkins was one of the most prominent of all Sea Dogs and regularly attacked Spanish ships in the Caribbean. Francis Drake was also an acclaimed Sea Dog as were Walter Raleigh, Thomas Cavendish, Humphrey Gilbert and Martin Frobisher.
Many Sea Dogs continued their piracy in the Barbary States after peace was made with Spain in 1604 and became rich and infamous, much to the embarrassment of the English Royalty.